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Best Albums of the 2010s

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Listed below are the greatest albums of the 2010s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 33,000 greatest album charts.

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YearAlbums   The number of albums from each year featuring in the greatest album charts. Score   Total rank score for each year (made up of the total rank score from all albums in that year) Top Ranked Album   The top ranked album from each year and where it ranks in the overall chart.
20103,818332,142 The Suburbs (39th)
by Arcade Fire
20114,018251,850 Bon Iver, Bon Iver (190th)
by Bon Iver
20124,271261,129 Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (71st)
by Kendrick Lamar
20134,864231,892 Modern Vampires Of The City (170th)
by Vampire Weekend
20145,114167,229 Lost In The Dream (242nd)
by The War On Drugs
20154,932189,455 To Pimp A Butterfly (62nd)
by Kendrick Lamar
20164,689142,567 A Moon Shaped Pool (155th)
by Radiohead
20174,536104,731 DAMN. (551st)
by Kendrick Lamar
20181,64910,542 Twin Fantasy (Face To Face) (3,301st)
by Car Seat Headrest
Total37,8911,691,540

The best artists of the 2010s are Kendrick Lamar, Arcade Fire, Kanye West, Tame Impala, The National, Sufjan Stevens, Beach House, Radiohead, Frank Ocean and Vampire Weekend.
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RankAlbumArtist
41.

The Idler Wheel Is Wiser Than The Driver Of The Screw And Whipping Cords Will Serve You More Than Ropes Will Ever DoUnited States Fiona Apple
Year of Release:2012Appears in:351 charts
Rank in 2012:7Rank Score:5,147
Rank in 2010s41Overall Rank:482
Average Rating:  80/100 (514 votes)
Comments: 56 comments
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42.

Hurry Up, We're DreamingFrance M83
Year of Release:2011Appears in:348 charts
Rank in 2011:7Rank Score:5,075
Rank in 2010s42Overall Rank:487
Average Rating:  78/100 (485 votes)
Comments: 40 comments
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43.

Have One On MeUnited States Joanna Newsom
Year of Release:2010Appears in:316 charts
Rank in 2010:12Rank Score:5,054
Rank in 2010s43Overall Rank:489
Average Rating:  81/100 (361 votes)
Comments: 33 comments
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44.

21United Kingdom Adele
Year of Release:2011Appears in:333 charts
Rank in 2011:8Rank Score:5,045
Rank in 2010s44Overall Rank:491
Average Rating:  71/100 (675 votes)
Comments: 74 comments
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45.

BenjiUnited States Sun Kil Moon
Year of Release:2014Appears in:395 charts
Rank in 2014:3Rank Score:5,044
Rank in 2010s45Overall Rank:492
Average Rating:  80/100 (614 votes)
Comments: 75 comments
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46.

Run The Jewels 2United States Run The Jewels
Year of Release:2014Appears in:381 charts
Rank in 2014:4Rank Score:4,949
Rank in 2010s46Overall Rank:500
Average Rating:  82/100 (548 votes)
Comments: 29 comments
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47.

Wasting LightUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:2011Appears in:314 charts
Rank in 2011:9Rank Score:4,902
Rank in 2010s47Overall Rank:504
Average Rating:  76/100 (620 votes)
Comments: 43 comments
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48.

The SeerUnited States Swans
Year of Release:2012Appears in:299 charts
Rank in 2012:8Rank Score:4,837
Rank in 2010s48Overall Rank:515
Average Rating:  81/100 (475 votes)
Comments: 38 comments
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49.

The ArchAndroidUnited States Janelle Monáe
Year of Release:2010Appears in:331 charts
Rank in 2010:13Rank Score:4,739
Rank in 2010s49Overall Rank:523
Average Rating:  80/100 (437 votes)
Comments: 30 comments
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50.

Born To DieUnited States Lana Del Rey
Year of Release:2012Appears in:274 charts
Rank in 2012:9Rank Score:4,690
Rank in 2010s50Overall Rank:525
Average Rating:  69/100 (583 votes)
Comments: 77 comments
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Best Albums of the 2010s composition

Year Albums %


2010 159 16%
2011 169 17%
2012 141 14%
2013 144 14%
2014 111 11%
2015 111 11%
2016 74 7%
2017 87 9%
2018 4 0%
Artist Albums %


Death Grips 7 1%
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard 6 1%
Lana Del Rey 5 1%
Beach House 5 1%
The Weeknd 5 1%
Kendrick Lamar 5 1%
Sufjan Stevens 4 0%
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Country Albums %


United States 554 55%
United Kingdom 215 22%
Canada 77 8%
Australia 30 3%
Sweden 18 2%
Mixed Nationality 17 2%
France 13 1%
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